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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 21, 2010 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: curiousity......i guess???

what was the first album you ever bought? im sure there were plenty of others you listened to beforehand, like mom or dads, or an older bro or sis, but which was the first you bought??? for me it was eltons greatest hits!!!!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 21, 2010 4:45pm
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Ha! The first album I ever bought was Captain Fantastic, on the day that it came out! Before that I listened to older brothers' stuff, and had received some of Elton's earlier albums as gifts, and had bought a bunch of singles, but that was the first album I ever purchased. At the time, it was the most expensive single album ever released - $6.98, I believe, at a time when other albums sold for $5.98.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 21, 2010 6:38pm
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i remember when that one came out,too, i rode my bike to Caldor to get it! i got it on CD still give it a spin from time to time!!!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 21, 2010 8:16pm
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Dude ... where are you from? We had a Caldor in Weymouth MA, but I think it may have come in post-CF&TBDC. My high school age sister let me go the South Shore Plaza with her and her friends, and I paid full retail for it at a department store - not even a record store! Then I had to hang around the mall for several excruciating hours before I could play it

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 21, 2010 8:47pm
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Framingham

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:19pm
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Very nice town, and home of the world famous heart study. Several extended family members went to school there, and I once saw Robert Palmer in what was basically a gymnasium on campus - I bet you saw lots of things there. His band was too loud, but he's the best rock singer I've ever seen who wasn't Freddy Mercury.

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:30pm
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Hey! I shopped that Caldor for my early music too.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 22, 2010 1:17pm
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Aerosmith by Aerosmith in 1974 using birthday money from my aunt. With the original cover art. Pretty sure I traded it for some "medicine" sometime later. Still love the CD. One of the best debut albums out there, IMHO

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 21, 2010 4:09pm
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oh gosh, so embarrassing... either the Ventures or The Grassroots from the bargain bin. Have mercy on me folks - I think I was 11 yrs. old.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 21, 2010 4:17pm
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I'm sure I have you all beat ... the Partridge Family.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 21, 2010 4:53pm
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Yea, but I still have my Partridge Family album - the one where they are all "on the bus".

Ruben Kincaid - greatest manager in show business.

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:23pm
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I had that same album...I also had both of the Brady Bunch albums! I think my mom still has them!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 21, 2010 5:36pm
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That is astounding.

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Poster: Diamondhead Date: Sep 21, 2010 3:58pm
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Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today.

In conjunction with my first joint and a package of Raisinettes.

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Poster: buscameby Date: Sep 21, 2010 4:59pm
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Smokey Robinson & The Miracles Greatest hits. gift

Bill Cosby Greatest Hits - I bought

Inagadadavida- stole from my brother (he was in college at Uof Miami 68- I was 9)-- and Creams Greatest Hits

loved those greatest hits albums I guess

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 21, 2010 5:18pm
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I was 7 years old in '75 when I proudly walked up to the cashier at Bradley's ( by myself and with my own money ) and bought Elton John's Greatest Hits .

RB , Creek , GD , first album ....

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 21, 2010 6:43pm
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mrs. B is buying!!!

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:33pm
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Were there Bradlee's everywhere? or is this forum just a bunch of east coasters? or worse yet, Massholes? (woo-hoo! massholes! proud to be one!)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 4:41am
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I grew up in Connecticut and we had Caldors and Bradlees too - this thread is eerie.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 22, 2010 10:33am
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Caldor and Bradlees? Wow, taking me back to a place I'm not sure I want to go.

Are there still Lechemeres out there?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 22, 2010 10:22pm
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Just for the record that Lechmere was actually in Framingham....in the Framingham Mall....i also used to frequent both that lechmere and Tweeter....though I liked the old Tech Hifi better....Lechmeres were bought out by Target I think...but the Lechmere stop still exists on the MBTA ! http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lechmere?wasRedirected=true

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 23, 2010 6:10am
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Ahhhh, Framingham Mall. Nice. Was it the Natick mall that was open like the old Cowboys stadium? Now that was an excellent idea. Lets go Christmas shopping in an open air mall when it's 20 degrees.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 23, 2010 3:39pm
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Shoppers World And the Natick Mall were the 2 big attractions on rte9, Lechmere was on rte 30 parallel to Shoppers World on the back side! What area were you from , ill guess Wayland?

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 24, 2010 7:02am
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Yep. Also time in Sommerville and Boston proper. Remember that abortion clinic where the shooting took place? I was in an apartment in the same building. Could walk to Fenway AND it was still rent-controlled. Those were the days.

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Poster: Karoline07 Date: Sep 22, 2010 10:41pm
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Excellent information here cause in my language, there are not much good source like this. This interesting post made me smile. Maybe if you throw in a couple of pictures it will make the whole thing more interesting.
http://www.somethingiknow.info

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 11:00am
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Lechemeres I've never heard of.

When he mentioned Caldor, it only dimly came back to me. Caldor was sort of like a Target today. Bradlees was seriously junky, like Woolworth. In New England we also had Kresge's. My mother called them "five and dime's," referring to even earlier days when many items were actually five or ten cents I guess.

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Poster: SomeDarkHollow Date: Sep 22, 2010 11:30am
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Lechemere was department store in the Boston area. I frequented the one on Rte 9 in Natick. Close by was a Tweeter where I purchased my first pair of Boston Acoustics. THAT was a happy day.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 22, 2010 8:46am
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Lived in Mass. I think there was a caldor and bradlee's right off the highway in CT. I want to say 10 mins past Enfield.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 10:28am
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I grew up in Waterford, near New London. I don't remember where the Caldor or Bradlee's was ... long gone now.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 22, 2010 10:32am
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I see. We used to catch the ferry out of New London to Long island. Been a while

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 10:58am
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Yes. Believe it or not, despite the ferry at our doorstep, I have to this day never been to Long Island.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 22, 2010 11:07am
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so you must be right there. I seem to remember General Dynamics or some company like that in the area as we shipped off. I'm assuming you went to Ocean Beach growing up?

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 12:23pm
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General Dynamics is Electric Boat - nuclear submarine capitol of the world. Pfizer is also there. When I was growing up, everybody's dad worked at one of those two places. And everybody's mom baked cookies.

We went to the Waterford beaches, but you can walk around the cove to Ocean Beach, with its (then) pathetic excuse for an amusement park - 2 or 3 rinky-dink rides and a sleazy boardwalk.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 22, 2010 1:07pm
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Rinky dink is a good term. We would always finish the day at the mini golf and the giant whale hole they had.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:21pm
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Like I say, that's an amusement park that only impresses 3 year olds - yeah, that stupid whale ...

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:28pm
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I grew up in Middletown . We had one of each . Both gone now .

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:54pm
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Oh! I'm a Wesleyan alum.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 22, 2010 10:06pm
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Ever been to Gatsbys?

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Sep 22, 2010 5:27am
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you are right, this thread is eerie -- but in a very nice way . I like these threads that tell us more about each other. I love the music and all the amazing listening recommendations that come our way here, but I tend to chime in when we are discussing who we are.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 22, 2010 9:58pm
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Caldor started in Ct. By a husband and wife named Calvin and Doris....

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 23, 2010 4:28am
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Well, the things I learn around here! :)

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Poster: duckpond74 Date: Sep 21, 2010 8:28pm
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"Groovin'" by The Young Rascals

still listen to it once or twice a year

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Poster: clementinescaboose Date: Sep 22, 2010 11:45am
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whew...i think being very young i may even have that jay-z one beat. this is TRULY embarrassing...Blink 182 Enema of the State. I was in 8th grade and they were all the rage on MTV. yikes!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 21, 2010 7:01pm
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Oh lord. I think I got two in one day. One was The Supremes Greatest Hits. The other one ... I forget what it's called ... it's still at my folks' house ... some sort of Hot Top 40 collection. It had Bread, Delaney and Bonnie, the Bee Gees, and my favorite: Melanie's "I've Got a Brand New Pair of Roller Skates, You've Got a Brand New Key." I listened to them both endlessly.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 21, 2010 7:33pm
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Oh, same here on the Melanie song.
I also remember in sixth grade playing the "Little Willy" single over and over endlessly, till my parents nearly ripped the record player from the wall. Definitely a song designed to drive a parent crazy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVLzzvTDzp0

This forum does strange things to me. Since reading this thread, I've felt compelled to listen to "Lime in the Coconut" over and over.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:46am
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OK, ARose & Ring Lee O...that roller skates thing HAS to be a "girl thing" (age wise, you were, right?) as I don't think--I know--I've ever met a guy that wouldn't get ill listening to that song (of course, channel was ALWAYS changed immediately).

Just wondering if you have a place in your hearts for it still? Even if you don't like it now, but for old times' sake so to speak?

I have the "reverse feeling" for many songs I hated as a youngster; now they remind me of those days, and the "context" is all that matters...the hate has faded, and been replaced by "ah...memories...".

But, DEFN not so for that song...yikes.

Hope this doesn't seem like thinnly veiled sexism..."girls only" sorta thing (any guys willing to admit they liked it?).

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Poster: Hal R Date: Sep 22, 2010 2:02pm
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I liked it, kind of, more like I liked it because of what it was about and daydreamed about my key opening some girl's roller skates someday.

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Sep 22, 2010 2:21pm
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Don't think I ever thought of it in that way! Maybe I would have listened to it if I had...

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 22, 2010 2:34pm
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the song is straight-up sexual innuendo, no question.

"I think that we should get together and try them out, you see..."

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Poster: Hal R Date: Sep 22, 2010 2:49pm
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the great thing about it was it wasn't quite out front about it all so it could be played at places kids would gather, like dances and skating rinks and while other songs were out of bounds this one snuck through the adult radar, kind of like a secret we were in on, ha, ha, parents and teachers you missed it! Oh and William Tell too.

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Sep 22, 2010 11:33am
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I loved "I've got a Brand-New Pair of Rollerskates" -- loved my rollerskates too. I'd skate around my street singing that and Janis' Mercedes Benz.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 12:33pm
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Poor WT - we have stunned him into silence. Girly girls! I don't believe there's a female in my age range who doesn't like that song. (not wishing to make assumptions about your age range LOL)

It's the lyrics too - the guy who has his mom do his dirty work for him, there. We surely all had that experience.

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Sep 22, 2010 1:50pm
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Nope - I believe he's contemplating the implications of having the key to someone's rollerskates... hmm...

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 22, 2010 1:21pm
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Hey, WT, Melanie was smokin' in the day. She had a video for some song about, "Lay down the Napalm (?)" (I think "Candle" was in the title somewhere.) Anyway, my older brother had that "brand new rollerskate..." on 45rpm. Guess none of us should have been shocked when he became a hair-band afficionado in the mid-80's (when he was old enough to have known better!)

My first album was a K.C. and the Sunshine Band. The white one with the rainbow-type thingee across the cover. It was like $4.98 at G.C. Murphy's. I think "Shake your Booty" was the big hit off of it. Except for couple-skating to Elton John and Kiki Dee, that song was always the highlight of the afterschool skate party. (The alternative to skating was to stay home and watch Helen Hunt jump out a window while high on angel dust. (Do they still make PCP?))

Wonder if mom still has my forest green or maroon Tuf n' Rufs somewhere? I know she still has my black glasses (think Ernie from "My Three Sons").


TOOTMO the Cool (obviously)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:29pm
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Oh, yes, I dimly remember the "Candle" song. I was really into Melanie when I was ten or eleven. I also remember liking the "Some people say I've done all right for a girl ..." line.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:46pm
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Napalm? Now, THAT'S a great mishearing!

The song is Lay Down (Candles in the Rain). Thanks for reminding me; you've inspired me to start a new thread :-)

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Sep 23, 2010 6:54am
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Heh heh heh. Don't 'spect she'd appreciate my misinterpretation, considering:

Little sisters of the sun
Lit candles in the rain
Fed the world on oats and raisins
Candles in the rain
Lit the fire to the soul who never knew it's friend
Meher Baba lives again
Candles in the rain
To be there was to remember
So lay it down again
Oh, lay it down
lay it down, lay it down again
Men can live as brothers
Candles in the rain

(copied exactly from the album liner notes)
chorus*
lay down lay down, let it all down
let your white birds smile up at the
ones who stand and frown
lay down lay down, let it all down
let your white birds smile up at the
ones who stand and frown*
we were so close, there was no room

[ From: http://www.metrolyrics.com/lay-down-candles-in-the-rain-lyrics-melanie.html ]

we bled inside each others wounds
we all had caught the same disease
and we all sang the songs of peace
chorus
so raise the candles high cause if you
don't we could stay black against the night
oh raise them higher again and if you
do we could stay dry against the rain
chrous
we were so close there was no room
we bled inside each others wounds
we all had caught the same disease
and we all sang the songs of peace
some came to sing, some came to pray
some came to keep the dark away
so raise the candles high
cause if you don't we could stay
black against the sky
oh oh raise them higher again
and if you do we could stay dry against the rain
chorus

TOOTMO

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 8:13am
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LOL. I'm sorry WT, I do like that song - still. It's cute. Really, it is :) I remember my mother even liked that one. My mother liked folk music, and loved Joan Baez, so I sort of associate stuff like that with earlier childhood, where my music was still parent-approved. Maybe that's why I feel fondly toward Melanie - my mom liked her. By the time we get to Elton John, we're talking about rebellion ... stuff my parents viewed suspiciously at best.

I saw Melanie live many years later, and enjoyed her then, too, including the roller skate song.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 21, 2010 8:33pm
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My best friend had the Broadway soundtrack from Hair. Now, THAT was cool. We played it over and over in her rec room.

I used to make cassette tapes of my favorite songs from the radio. I remember taping Rockin Pneumonia and the Boogie Woogie Flu. Here's a fun site ... you can scroll to Main Page for decades' worth of Top 20 Hits. I think I taped an embarrassing number from this list:

http://www.severing.nu/music/1972.html

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:25pm
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I think I've listened to the soundtrack of Hair a million times! I LOVED that musical...I still do!

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:46pm
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Speaking of Hair, this is really dorky, but I used to think the lyrics of St Stephen went, "Hair so long he's got to callin' it home." You know: Here baby, there mama, everywhere Stephen Stephen :-)

(I think I have a fairly long list of misunderstood lyrics.)

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Sep 22, 2010 6:12pm
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me too, plus:-

(from Truckin' Bob sings) "Flashing My Keys down on Main Street" when of course it's "Flashing Marquees".

Figured it was a premonition of him (Bob) flashing the keys to his "Heaven Help the Fool" Mercedes so as to impress another Californian Beach Babe.

Guess that reflects (badly) more on me than on him !!!!!!

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Poster: Hal R Date: Sep 22, 2010 2:00pm
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I thought the very same thing, that is what it sounds like.

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:41pm
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I think that same K-Tel album had "The Night Chicago Died" on it....

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 22, 2010 4:43am
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Yikes!! Forgot about that one. Nah nah nah, nah nah nah, nah nah nah nah nah, nah nah ...

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Poster: Purple Gel Date: Sep 21, 2010 6:11pm
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Beatles Revolver

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 22, 2010 7:51am
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Hey PG--sorry, never got a chance to apologize for my over-reaction on the "dumb questions" debate the other week...just cranky, touched a nerve kinda thing.

Not to revisit it, but knowing your degree of self reflection, interest in the subject, the one thing that I forgot to mention was an interesting study you might find amusing...it doesn't answer the "question", but does shed light on how complex it is: in the late 80s the push in academic settings toward increasing student participation led many educators to begin providing "credit" for students participating in class. Simplest form was to award "points" for asking questions, etc. By 90s, though, it was revisited: faculty had realized many students "just asked pointless questions" to get credit. So, drum roll: yes, they had to start defining "good questions".

Number one complaint/comment of students in 2000-2010 when told "your questions did not warrant 'participation credit' I am afraid" was: "I thought there were no dumb questions?!"

That of course explains my vested interest/bias in the whole biz, but again, wholeheartedly agree with your pt about asking questions in general (of authority, of this, or that, etc.).

Good chat either way--you know I love that kind of crap.

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Poster: davebigdaddy Date: Sep 21, 2010 6:18pm
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American Pie

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Poster: BVD Date: Sep 21, 2010 6:29pm
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Introducing The Beatles on Vee Jay records. In England it was called With The Beatles. First single was Tell Me by The Stones.

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Poster: Dhamma1 Date: Sep 21, 2010 3:30pm
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"Greatest Hits of 1964" -- some sort of pop anthology. Had some Motown but no other redeeming value, if I recall correctly

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 21, 2010 5:31pm
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hahaha... it was Jay-Z's Hard Knock Life, Vol. 2.

"Money, cash, hoes, money, cash, hoes, what?"

12 yrs old

Grew up on my parent's classic rock collection... Beatles, Eagles, Elton John, Billy Joel, Steve Miller, Elvis, and ABBA's greatest hits.

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 21, 2010 6:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

That is the best laugh all day . Too much dp

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: obscenity vs. bad words

if i couldn't flow futuristic, would ya, put your two lips on my woody, could ya?

not sure i got that one until after i listened to the record for 2-3 years. oh yeah, and i had the censored version. thanks nancy reagan (and mom)!

p.s. is the elton john greatest hits you had this one, the same one i had?

Attachment: album-elton-john-greatest-hits.jpg

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Sep 21, 2010 10:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: obscenity vs. bad words

Was that line on the censured version ?
If it was , your momma must have definitely disapproved .

That's the EJ LP all of us bought around the same time , for our first . I haven't listened to it in 30ish years .

Did Nancy come over for dinner monthly and commiserate w/ your mum about the lack of proper music in your life ?

Like this ,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XcCOYIbO2o

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Sep 21, 2010 8:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Beatles White Album, In a Kmart, in NJ, Circa 1970...

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Poster: Finster Baby Date: Sep 22, 2010 4:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

First 2 albums that I personally bought were as a soph. in high school in 1981. Asia and Paul McCartney's Tug Of War.
Still like them both, but haven't listened in a while.

First album I ever had was given to me by my brother when he left for the military in 1977.
Sgt Peppers. Played the hell out of it. Sad to admit, but as a naive 11 yo, I thought Sgt Pepper was actually who the band was.
It was a few more years before I discovered the phenomenon that is/was The Beatles.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Sep 21, 2010 7:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

America's "Hideaway," an album which I still enjoy...

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Poster: snori Date: Sep 21, 2010 3:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

'A Hard Day's Night'. Before that 'With the Beatles' had been given to me as a present.

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Poster: roughyed Date: Sep 22, 2010 1:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

My mum gave me With The Beatles as a gift after I'd just bought my first LP - Deep Purple In Rock. Great cover, too. (see next post)

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Sep 21, 2010 3:57pm
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Mine is so much lamer:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Naturally_(Three_Dog_Night_album)

I also recall buying Three Dog Night's "Hard Labor" (? -t title) with the pullout manila folder that had "medical charts" but had all the recording info for each track.

Give me a break - I was still in single digits and it was chore money.

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Poster: Dancin'Deb Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Hahahaha! I love reading these responses...The first 45 I ever bought with my own money was in 5th grade. I bought Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall"...(of course, I was also listening to the Brady Bunch and Lena Zavaroni...my musical tastes were varied :)

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I had absolutely no idea who Pink Floyd was (I think I thought there actually was someone named Pink)...I just had a 5th grade teacher that I really didn't like and this song was popular...I played it over and over!


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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Sep 22, 2010 9:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Chipmunk Punk

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Poster: bbbrew Date: Sep 21, 2010 5:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Same as you RBNW, Elton Johns Greatest Hits. At the same time Monty Pythons Matching Tie and Handkerchief. I didn't get the "3 sided" album trick till I bumped the phonograph one day and it played all new skits. That was a glorious day!

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Poster: pctcandp Date: Sep 21, 2010 5:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

I distinctly remember my brother buying Abbey Road and I brought home los Chocinos by Cheech and Chong.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Sep 21, 2010 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

How about first single? I bought singles before I ever bought an album. I'm not sure if the first single I bought was Elton John's Daniel or it might have been Harry Nilsson, Lime in the Coconut.

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Poster: Tidewater four ten O nine Date: Sep 22, 2010 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

first single?

"I'm the Urban Spaceman" by the Bonzo Dogs ........

But then I'm slightly off the middle of the road ..........

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:35pm
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first singles -- can't remember the songs, but I think I was 7 and was spending the money I made waking the neighbors dog. must have been super early 70's - probably came home with some Carpenters and Cat Stevens.

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Sep 21, 2010 8:48pm
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Judy in Disguise

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Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Sep 21, 2010 3:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Come to think of it, I think I looked like this kid at the time I bought it. Used to love the straight up rock in "Jane" when I was in 4th grade or so.... air guitared that solo a bunch back then.

http://robsrecordscdsdvds.com/J%20Starship%20Freedom%20Point%20%20Zero.jpg

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 21, 2010 9:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

shucks! looks like I'm winning the young guy award for this question!

I'm very proud to say it was AC/DC back in Black. Over played absolutely but at least it is still to this day a ROCK album that still holds up with no fashion hairspray wimpy pop embarrassment.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Sep 21, 2010 4:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Maybe..Nine Tonight by Bob Seger. It's been a long time

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Poster: vapors Date: Sep 22, 2010 2:19pm
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I can’t recall how young I was when I got my first turntable, but until I was in high school all my albums were gifts from my folks. The ones that stand out in my memory are Herb Alpert and the Tijuana brass, Hank Williams 24 greatest hits, Butch Cassidy soundtrack (raindrops keep falling on my head).

My town had a really sweet used record/head shop, where I spent many an after school hour and all of my savings account. I think the first album that I bought myself was Abbey Road. I had heard it at a party and knew I had to listen to it some more.

I brought three melon crates of lps to college, and all of them returned home with me except my dead albums. Every one of those had been stolen during an all dorm party!

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Sep 21, 2010 4:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

PS not counting "The Button-Down Mind of Bob Newhart" and "John Wesley Harding" picked up for five cents each at a church flea market some months earlier. Loved that Bob Newhart album; John Wesley Harding didn't do a thing for me until many years later.

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Poster: Mandojammer Date: Sep 22, 2010 8:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Deep Purple - Who Do We Think We Are

My Mom had a fit when she heard them sing "And then she drawes titties on the khazi wall" in 'Mary Long'

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Poster: huntr Date: Sep 21, 2010 8:57pm
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LP... KISS Double Platinum

before that only music I ever bought was a 45 of the cantina song from Star Wars with some disco remix song that used to be on the radio a lot on the b-side

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Poster: jerrys beard Date: Sep 22, 2010 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida - I wore that damn thing out, have no idea what was on the other side of the album though! Still don't..

The second one I bought was Eric Clapton's first solo w/Delaney & Bonnie, Leon Russell and a cast of thousands. Still listening to that one!

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Sep 23, 2010 7:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Chuck Berry's first 'Greatest Hits' (1964)

Beatles '65
http://www.dmbeatles.com/disk.php?disk=42

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Poster: Hal R Date: Sep 21, 2010 5:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Sgt. Pepper

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Poster: William Tell Date: Sep 22, 2010 6:10am
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Disraeli Gears (jeezz, can you believe it?).

Actually, though, to be truthful, I "owned" the DEAD's first album by then...bros bought it, and within a month they left it at home and said I could have it since I was the only one playing it...they were that unhappy with them.

My next wass CCR--I bought everyone of theirs. My first DEAD was Workingman's.

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Poster: midnightcarousel Date: Sep 22, 2010 6:29am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Pulp Fiction soundtrack

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Poster: Edsel Date: Sep 21, 2010 3:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: curiousity......i guess???

Goldfinger soundtrack.